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X-Bomber the Game
Welcome to xbomber.co.uk; home of X-Bomber.
X-Bomber is a a fast, modern vertical-scrolling spaceshooter for Windows.
It is based on the Japanese sci-fi TV series; Star Fleet and features lots of arcade action, weapons and explosions.
X-Bomber Side-story - Rain Song 2015.07.31 0
Reading Vanessa's brilliant Star Fleet prequel; Rise of the Alliance got me writing my side-story to X-Bomber.
I've been thinking for a long time how to expand on what the game shows you.
I've puzzled for a long time what would be the best format for cut-scenes in the game. I wondered whether it would be best to sketch the characters, ships etc. then edit them in Photoshop and lastly manipulate them in the game's runtime.
So, what I have in-mind now is a shoot-em-up with a lot of heavily-illustrated narrative between missions.
Emma Steel Returns 2015.07.28 0
The most recent update, including chapters 4-6 is here.
Alliance Electronic Warfare vessel 2015.07.26 0
Coming soon to an instalment of Rain Song near you ...
X-Bomber v0.84 - Next Version 2015.07.21 0
Quasar - Configuration B 2015.07.18 0
Here's a newer, more streamlined take on Prof Hagan's Quasar ship, which is constructed some time after the events of X-Bomber the Game.
The ship could be modular in nature and fit together from different blocks to suit a mission type.
I drew this during my nearly-coma-inducing induction at HP back in February.
Update: I also took the liberty of updating my original Quasar sketch a bit:
New Artwork by AlienRaider 2015.07.13 0
Dai-X Fighters 2015.07.01 0
I started this drawing on the plane to St Lucia. I remember that flight lasted a lot longer than my laptop battery. I got the outlines pretty much done and it sat in my drawer for over a year, during the last of my living hell, working for Apple. I dug out the notebook during my time at HP since Feb. I coloured the ships and added the X-Bomber. Over the last couple of days, put in some enemy fighters and did the background with some oil pastels that I found in my drawer as well.
The Epson V750's Illustration mode gives very jazzy colours.
Transition 2015.05.29 0
So, I'm back from holiday and started with a better job.
I got the next version; 0.84 working well with the new Fusion 2.5 runtime. Infact, it's faster than before.
It looks like I won't be making too many changes to the engine and features. The focus will be on content; enemies, allies weapons and levels.
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